Western Fire Department Reports.

Issue 6 and Volume 1892 11.

Western Fire Department Reports. The Pacific Underwriter continues its reports of the departments in the far West: ALAMEDA, CAL., Has a fire department of 170 members, 5 of whom, including the chief engineer, are full paid. The department is provided with I new third-class Clapp & Jones steamer drawn by horses, 2 chemical engines and 2 hook and ladder trucks. Each of the latter is provided with 2 portable Babcock extinguishers. The 5 hose carts are supplied with 5700 feet of good hose. The town’s water supply is drawn from artesian wells and is stored in 2 reservoirs of 690,000 gallons capacity, supplied by 2 steam pumps of 2,420,000 gallons capacity per diem. The gravity system of distribution is used through mains of an average size of 6 inches, although in one or two cases they run up to 10 inches in diameter. The mains show an average pressure of…

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